Hackers steal over $750K from Azuki's Twitter account in under 30 minutes
Hackers take over Azuki's Twitter account and steal over $750k in less than 30 minutes.
Azuki a popular nonfungible-token (NFT) project on a Twitter account hacked on Jan 27 by hackers stealing over $750,000 worth of USD coin by posting a malicious wallet drainer link as a virtual land mint.
Hackers have stolen $751,321,80 USDC from a single wallet within half an hour of the malicious link being tweeted.
According to data hackers stole a further $6,752,62 worth of USDC from different wallets holding 11 NFTs and over 3.9 Ether.
As per Wallet Guard, the total amount stolen was $758,074.42.
Emily Rose community manager at anime inspired NFT project confirmed via Twitter on Jan 27 that the Azuki account was hacked warning users not to click any links from Azuki's Twitter account.
AZUKI OFFICIAL TWITTER ACCOUNT IS HACKED.— Rose | | NGL (@emilyrosemcg) January 27, 2023
DO NOT CLICK LINKS FROM OUR ACCOUNT.
According to Dem Azuki's head of community and product manager on a Twitter space hosted by wallet guard on Jan 27 that scammers were able to post a wallet drainer link after gaining control of Azuki's Twitter account.
Den encouraged users to stay safe and stay suspicious while the team attempted to regain control of the account.
A few hours later Azuki express that it had regained control of its Twitter account via a tweet.
1/ The @AzukiOfficial Twitter was compromised today. A series of malicious tweets were posted during the morning of Friday, Jan 27th (Pacific Time).— Azuki (@AzukiOfficial) January 27, 2023
The team has regained control of the @AzukiOfficial Twitter.
Liz Yang head of growth at Chiru Labs the company behind Azuki said that the team is currently in contact with Twitter and investigating the breach nothing that Azuki will provide an update once we have more information.
Ohm shah co-founder of Wallet Guard explains that it does not matter if an account is officially verified users should treat everything as suspicious until proven.
Also, he explains "Don't be the first person that clicks the link it's better to be paranoid in Web3 than not."